LINGUIST List 31.2006

Wed Jun 17 2020

Books: Extended Conceptual Metaphor Theory: Kövecses

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Date: 23-Apr-2020
From: Rachel Tonkin <rtonkincambridge.org>
Subject: Extended Conceptual Metaphor Theory: Kövecses
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Title: Extended Conceptual Metaphor Theory
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/cognitive-linguistics/extended-conceptual-metaphor-theory?format=HB

Author: Zoltán Kövecses
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108490870 Pages: 206 Price: U.K. £ 85
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108490870 Pages: 206 Price: U.S. $ 110
Abstract:

The phenomenon known as metaphor is an extremely complex mental event - we cannot capture its complexity if we tie ourselves to existing standard views on metaphor. This book offers fresh insight into metaphor, updating an established theory, conceptual metaphor theory (CMT), in the context of current cognitive linguistic theory, and clarifying many of the issues that researchers in the study of metaphor have raised against conceptual metaphor theory. Starting with an introduction to CMT, the subsequent chapters set out propositions for Extended Conceptual Metaphor Theory, including a discussion on whether literal language exists at all, whether conceptual metaphors are both conceptual and contextual, and whether they are both offline and online. Providing a fresh take on a constantly developing field, this study will enrich the work of researchers in areas ranging from metaphorical cognition to literary studies.

A theoretically new and comprehensive account of metaphor is developed through updating conceptual metaphor theory in the context of current cognitive linguistic theory

Clarifies many of the issues that researchers in the study of metaphor have raised against conceptual metaphor theory

Makes it possible to see metaphor use as a legitimate domain of study at the intersection of cognitive science and pragmatics


1. A brief outline of 'standard' conceptual metaphor theory and some outstanding issues
2. The abstract understood figuratively, the concrete understood literally, but the concrete understood figuratively?
3. Direct or indirect emergence?
4. Domain, schema, frame or space?
5. Conceptual or contextual?
6. Offline or online?
7. The shape of an extended view of conceptual metaphor theory
8. By way of conclusion: responses to the five questions.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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